My name is Amanda and I’m an Arvigo® Therapy practitioner and advanced massage teacher. I also offer Holistic massage and Energy work in the Tradition of the Maya on the Surrey West Sussex boarders. I facilitate a variety of workshops for public and professional therapists.
My passion is helping people connect with the wisdom of their own bodies and demystifying what can be frightening symptoms.
I specialise with all things Gut and Reproductive: IBS to acid reflux, anxiety to eating disorders, supporting women and young girls from before their first period all the way through pregnancy and onwards through their menopausal journey.
I have clients on my books as young as 11 and as old as 90.
I had the most amazing beautiful pregnancy’s, birth and delighted in growing my family. I was blessed to have a supportive team around me before being a doula was even a recognised profession. This support and education meant that I had three successful home births.
My family was my life I trained in pre-school education and taught at a small village preschool for 10 years. In my early 40s when my children were getting ready to leave the nest and I was beginning my own peri-menopausal journey, I came upon an Arvigo® Therapy Self Care workshop and I realised that this was what I had been looking for.
This ancient technique which weaves the wisdom of many traditional healers with sound evidence-based research, resonated with me, my western scientific right brain was reassured as I became aware of the amount of research that went into creating this amazing technique.
That was the beginning of 13 years of training and building my client-based practice that culminated in 2016 with my becoming an Advanced teacher for the Arvigo Institute LLC.
I now have a thriving practice in Surrey where I offer consultations to anyone seeking a gentle holistic path to wellness.
Every client is unique and my aim is to tailor my work to your needs.
Yes, my initial consultation is longer than the average booking for a massage session, but I believe it is time well spent. You need to know how what I do can help you, and I need to understand your needs are. From that strong base, we can work together on a treatment plan that will bring you the most benefit.
Health and wellness are your right and my job is to support you so you can be the best you can be.
Fully qualified in ITEC Holistic masseuse, I have completed all of the trainings offered by the Arvigo Institute and am one of the few Advanced teachers outside of the USA.
Marty Ryans Abdominal and Pelvic Palpation training and a 10-day Dissection class with the world-renowned Gil Hedley.
I hold a current First aid certificate and am DBR checked.
Arvigo® Therapy is founded on an ancient Maya technique of a non-invasive, external abdominal massage. Arvigo® Therapy stimulates circulation and blood flow within the abdominal area, supporting the body for optimal function of digestive and reproductive health and wellness. It is a therapy that can be applied throughout every stage of a woman, man or child’s life.
Arvigo® Therapy incorporates a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Only by treating the whole person on a physical, emotional and energetic level can true healing take place.
I offer Arvigo® Therapy to men, women and minors offering support for digestive and reproductive, post-surgical and systemic concerns as well as general back aches and pains. I also help with fertility concerns in both men and women and support for preconception, prenatal,
What to expect during a session:
A comprehensive review of your past and present healthcare needs focusing on reproductive and digestive health
Upper and lower abdominal massage to help improve circulation to abdominal organs
Massage to the back, sacrum and hips to encourage optimal alignment.
Evaluation of body posture
Instruction on Self Care massage which is done at home and helps to enhance your professional session.
Recommendations of complementary modalities to support your health and wellness that may include:
The wearing of a Faja (a traditional lower abdomen supportive wrap)
Bajos (a traditional herbal pelvic steam bath of the Maya)
Castor oil packs and Lifestyle education.
I will work with you to address your specific needs and may suggest a course of treatments. Typically, 3 to 6 professional sessions are required to address most conditions. Some conditions such as organ prolapse may require further attention over a longer period of time.
COST : Initial consultation 2 – 2.5 hours: £100. Subsequent sessions 1.5 hours: £75.
The term holistic comes from the Greek word ‘holos’ meaning whole. Massage is a healing art and as such, it has a strong artistic/intuitive component. Massage isn’t capable of curing any serious or life-threatening medical disorders – but it can provide welcome relief from the symptoms of anxiety, tension, depression, insomnia, and stress, as well as back pain, headache, muscle pain and some forms of chronic pain.
Holistic massage is the systematic manipulation of soft tissue. Modern-day massage techniques have developed into a very sophisticated and specialised tool. Massage has become highly recognised by both the general public and the medical profession, as a multi-system therapy that encompasses the whole body.
Regular holistic massage strengthens and tones the entire body system. It can stimulate or alternately calm the nervous system, help to ease tension, stiffness and pain leaving the recipient with an enhanced sense of well-being.
What to expect during a session:
You will be asked to complete a comprehensive client intake form
You will receive a full body holistic massage; focusing on any areas highlighted during your consultation
Nutritional and or lifestyle advice
Full towel draping techniques used to ensure client dignity & modesty at all times
COST : HOLISTIC MASSAGE Initial 1.5 hour consultation: £75. Subsequent 1-hour treatment: £65
Pregnancy care and postpartum package
I also offer the work as a trained Arvigo Therapy® pregnancy practitioner to support clientswith pregnancy and postpartum care.
The package includes - 6 pregnancy treatments and one postpartum home visit.
COST : £500 if paid and booked in advance